trader

noun trad·er \ ˈtrā-dər \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of trader

1 : a person whose business is buying and selling or barter: such as
a : merchant
b : a person who buys and sells (something, such as stocks or commodities futures) in search of short-term profits
2 : a ship engaged in the coastal or foreign trade

Examples of trader in a Sentence

  1. She is a stock trader.

  2. early explorers and fur traders

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First Known Use of trader

1566

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TRADER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of trader for English Language Learners

  • : a person who buys, sells, or exchanges goods


TRADER Defined for Kids

trader

noun trad·er \ ˈtrā-dər \

Definition of trader for Students

1 : a person who trades
2 : a ship engaged in commerce


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